How to Get Discounts on Pet Products
Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 9:41 am
Pets are an important part of the family! We all want to make sure that our dogs, cats, birds, and other pets are getting everything that they need. If you are a smart shopper, you can pick up some pet products for half the cost. Here are a few ways to make that happen.
How to Get Pet Products for Half the Price
Sign up for the club card. You probably have signed up for the store savings card at your grocery store. Pet stores also have the same type of savings cards. It costs nothing at all to get one, and it will give you automatic discounts on the pet products you purchase. Just show the cashier your card.
Do some comparison shopping. The town I live in has a PetCo and a PetSmart. These are two of the biggest pet stores in the United States. When you need to buy more pet food, or some new toys for your pet, take a minute to compare the prices. What is PetSmart selling it for? Does PetCo have it for less? Sam’s Club will ship your favorite brand of pet food to you in bulk. Who has the best price?
Wait for the sales. This works best if you are shopping for non-essential pet products. There are a lot of people who enjoy dressing up their dogs in clothing that was designed for that purpose. A few weeks before Halloween, or Christmas, those costumes are going to be rather expensive.
If you wait until after the holiday is over you can pick up the same thing for around half the price. The same is true for toys that are holiday specific. Wait, buy them for 50% off after the holiday is over, and use them next year.
Department stores often have sales on three-day weekends. Pet stores have started doing this, too. If you buy pet products during President’s Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend, or Labor Day weekend, you will get them at a very nice price. Use the savings card from that pet store, and you can get an even better discount.
Buy Dry Food Instead of Wet. I’ve heard of another trick that might work if your pet doesn’t have to be on a specific type of diet. Often, the kibble food costs less than the cans of wet dog or cat food. Mix a little of the wet food into a bowl of kibble. This makes the more expensive food last longer than it would if you were feeding it to your pet all the time. It can also make your pet more interested in eating the less expensive kibble.